Based away from Purchase, NY, Moving Mountains is really a post-rock group who have produced a name for themselves making use of their expansive method of songwriting, building for the atmospheric, emo-infused sound of rings just like the Appleseed Cast. The music group was originally shaped being a duo comprising vocalist and guitarist Gregory Dunn and drummer Nicholas Pizzolato. Dunn, who was simply in senior high school at that time, wanted ways to compose tracks that captured occasions of his lifestyle in music, and by using Pizzolato, both created the elaborate, sweeping sound that could define Shifting Mountains being a musical entity. In 2006, the set documented a self-titled demonstration EP which was leaked to the general public without their understanding by way of a music blog page. As the duo was upset with the leaked materials, it became a boon, offering the music group not merely with feedback on the work, but additionally a small group of fans. In 2007, Shifting Mountains produced their correct debut on the first full-length work, Pneuma, that was primarily self-released before ultimately being released through Deep Elm Information. That season the set also upgraded to some quartet, recruiting guitarist Frank Graniero and bassist Mitchell Lee to circular out the lineup therefore the music group could begin executing live. With this brand-new lineup unchanged, the music group released another EP, Foreword, in 2008, and started touring heavily, aiming on the highway with like-minded rings like Thursday as well as the Dear Hunter before ultimately being invited to become listed on the Vans Warped Tour in 2011. Afterwards that season, the music group released their sophomore full-length, Waves, through Triple Crown Information.